O Sarah!

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[2011]
R.D. Burton Books

http://www.rdburtonbooks.com/

An artist's book in tunnel book format. When the book is stretched out via the accordion folds at its sides, it depicts a Civil War camp scene composed of several photographic images arranged in layers. When the book is left flat, the title and an image of a military cemetery appear on within the front frame of the tunnel. A colophon is on the back board of the book, which also bears an image of a military cemetery. Issued in a printed sleeve, the front of which matches the title presentation of the book, and the back of which bears the text of Sullivan Ballou's letter and another cemetery image. A horizontally folded slip bearing brief biographical information about Ballou fits over the top of the back board of the book.

"7.5 x 5" closed, 7 x 5 x 15" open. Tunnel book. Digital images. Inkjet printed. Housed in a printed sleeve. Signed and numbered"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 7, 2014.

"This Civil War theme tunnel book is based on a quote from a letter Sullivan Ballou wrote to his wife Sarah before the battle of Bull Run or Manassas. It was the first major conflict of the American Civil War. Colonel Ballou served with the Rhode Island militia. He died at Bull Run on July 21, 1861"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 7, 2014.

Title

O Sarah!

Publisher

R.D. Burton Books

Date

[2011]

Description

http://www.rdburtonbooks.com/

An artist's book in tunnel book format. When the book is stretched out via the accordion folds at its sides, it depicts a Civil War camp scene composed of several photographic images arranged in layers. When the book is left flat, the title and an image of a military cemetery appear on within the front frame of the tunnel. A colophon is on the back board of the book, which also bears an image of a military cemetery. Issued in a printed sleeve, the front of which matches the title presentation of the book, and the back of which bears the text of Sullivan Ballou's letter and another cemetery image. A horizontally folded slip bearing brief biographical information about Ballou fits over the top of the back board of the book.

"7.5 x 5" closed, 7 x 5 x 15" open. Tunnel book. Digital images. Inkjet printed. Housed in a printed sleeve. Signed and numbered"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 7, 2014.

"This Civil War theme tunnel book is based on a quote from a letter Sullivan Ballou wrote to his wife Sarah before the battle of Bull Run or Manassas. It was the first major conflict of the American Civil War. Colonel Ballou served with the Rhode Island militia. He died at Bull Run on July 21, 1861"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 7, 2014.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Maryland
Tunnel books

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/RD-O-Sarah-s.jpg

Citation

Burton, R. D. (Book artist), “O Sarah!,” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1133.